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Techno ultra traction (remolded tire)
 
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Mario Germain
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PostYou have posted in this forum: Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:34 am   Post subject:  Techno ultra traction (remolded tire) Back to top 

At the end on this summer, I bought a set of 14" rims for my Talon. There was used remolded winter tires installed on the rims (Techno Ultra traction) so I figured I would test them this winter before unmounting them.

The result: WOW! I've kept them on. Smile Although I never had first class winter tires, I can honestly say that these are the best that I have ever owned (Compared to Good Year Utra Grip HP, used Toyo Observe, Canadian Tire's Nordic) Great grip on acceleration and braking on the ice and on the snow (they are slim, 185/75/14). They are a bit above average for lateral grip though.

Then I searched on the net for information about the company or the remolding process. That company is in Quebec but there is other company using the same technology. I think this company also market remoulded tire under the Moldex brand.

http://www.technopneu.com/index.asp

The model that I have is available with GreenDiamond silica compound (59$ canadian without and 71$ with GreenDiamond) although I think mine has no silica in it. In fact, the Techno Ultra Traction has the same tread as the GreenDiamond one.

The maximum tire pressure written on the sidewall is 55psi but I run them a 35psi with no problem.

Only one "problem": One of my rear tire has a couple of small crack on the sidewall but I can't say if this is related to the remolding process of the first owner utilisation of the tire.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:39 am   Post subject:   Back to top 

Update to this tread. Since the temperature his lower here in the North (-20C to -30C) since a couple of weeks, I noticed less overall grip from my tire (witch is obviously normal).

Yesterday i've been practicing on a closed road with another rally guy. He has new Gislaved Nord Frost (new model) with stud. Oh boy! There are fantastic on glare ice Shocked I has a Celica AllTrac (comparable to my Talon) and although we did not measured it, his overal grip (braking distance, acceleration et lateral grip) was WAY better than mine.

Although it was a great time to compare the two tire, I think he make a mistake by practicing with theses tires because he run his rally with Nokia RSI. We can't use stud in Canadian rally (with AWD cars).

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:31 am   Post subject:   Back to top 

Update of this review:

Last night after a rally practice, the rear tire blowed up @100km/h during the return. The tire was checked for pressure a couple of miles before that and was just fine.

It blowed up in that cracks that were on the sidewall. I can't say if this was a defect in the remolding process but I'm not taking any chance.

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PostYou have posted in this forum: Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:38 pm   Post subject:  Re: Techno ultra traction (remolded tire) Back to top 

Did you return the tire/advise the manuifacture of the defect? Any imperfectiosn in a sidewall ins;t something you should drive with.

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